Stevens Transport Truck Accident Attorneys
With the deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980, entrepreneur Steven Aaron sold his meatpacking business, moved to Dallas, and founded family-owned Stevens Transport in 1980 as a leading North American transportation provider. The company started with the 13 truck fleet. Today, more than 2400 drivers operate over 1965 trucks providing temperature-controlled logistics for intermodal, long-haul, dedicated, 3PL (third-party logistics), and regional services. The company does not transport hazardous material.
In 2018, Stevens Transport, Inc. generated an annual gross revenue of $607 million. Current contact information for the company includes
Stevens Transport, Inc.
9757 Military Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75227
(972) 216-9000 (phone)
(214) 647-3803 (fax)
Website Address: https://www.stevenstransport.com/
Stevens Transport is primarily an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers truckloads containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
Stevens Transport, Inc. Accidents Involving Injuries and Fatalities
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates rules and regulations that all commercial vehicles must follow to prevent accidents and provide a safe environment on the roadway. Unfortunately, insurance carriers pay out more than $20 billion every year to settle accidents involving semi-tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other commercial trucks. Each truck hauling freight must carry up to $5 million with them insurance coverage to settle large claims involving personal injury and wrongful death.
Stevens Transport, Inc., like all commercial vehicle transport companies in the trucking industry, must ensure that their deliveries are made on schedule. Truckers often face challenging time constraints to guarantee on-time delivery, increasing their stress levels due to working long hours driving their trucks on the nation's interstate system. A small sampling of Stevens Transport, Inc. accidents include:
- Fatal Accident on August 9, 2019 - The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a deadly accident involving a Stevens transport semi-tractor pulling and enclosed box trailer on an undivided two-way road. The accident occurred at dusk on dry road conditions and caused one fatality.
- Fatal Accident on July 23, 2019 - The Nebraska County Sheriff's Department reported a deadly two-vehicle collision on US 34 N. of Allied Rd. in Nebraska. The accident resulted in two fatalities and two injuries.
- Fatal Accident on May 16, 2019 - The Missouri State police reported a deadly three-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 involving a Stevens Transport semi-tractor-trailer running off the road and colliding into other vehicles on a divided two-way roadway. The accident occurred during daylight hours on a dry road surface that resulted in one death.
- Fatal Crash on September 16, 2018 - The Local Law Enforcement reported a deadly accident on Route 12 in New York involving a Stevens transport tractor-trailer colliding with another motor vehicle during daylight hours on a dry road surface. The accident resulted in one fatality in one injury.
- Accident on November 22, 2019 - The Houston Police Department reported a three-vehicle accident involving a Stevens Transport semi-tractor-trailer traveling on a divided two-way road in Houston, Texas, at night during rainy conditions. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Crash on November 23, 2019 - The Ohio State Highway Patrol (Medina) reported a two-vehicle accident on SR 421 in the Township of Harrisonville, Ohio. The accident involved a collision with a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer and another motor vehicle, which resulted in one injury.
- Collision on November 15, 2019 - The Florida Highway Patrol reported pay three-vehicle accident involving a Stevens Transport semi-tractor-trailer colliding with other motor vehicles on the Florida Turnpike near Orlando, FL. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Accident on October 14, 2019 - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Palmyra Township, Pennsylvania. The accident resulted in three injuries. The accident involving a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer caused one injury.
- Crash on October 12, 2019 - The Missouri State Police reported a two-vehicle accident involving a company-do not semi-tractor-trailer colliding with another vehicle in Springfield, Missouri. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Accident on September 2, 2019 - The Nebraska State Patrol reported an accident involving a Stevens Transport semi-tractor-trailer colliding with another motor vehicle on Interstate 80 in Nebraska. The incident resulted in one injury.
Common Causes of Semi-truck Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics reveal that accidents involving large commercial and vehicles in America involve:
Mechanical Failure - Improper maintenance or faulty equipment can cause a catastrophic accident, as can incorrectly secure cargo when truckers are merging or changing lanes.
Aggressive Behavior - Any driver operating their vehicle aggressively could cause severe injury or wrongful death of an innocent passenger or other motorists.
Distracted Driving - Any distraction like speaking on a smartphone or sending text messages is prohibited by law and creates a dangerous scenario for everyone sharing the roadway.
Driver Inexperience - Semi-tractor trailers can weigh 80,000 pounds or more moving at high speeds down the interstate. A lack of skill behind the wheel driving in adverse weather conditions can cause catastrophic accidents with injuries and death.
Drowsy Driving - The demands of truck driving often requires the truck or to operate their vehicle for many hours without taking a break, which can lead to drowsy driving.
Driving under the Influence - Operating a motor vehicle after consuming too much alcohol or taking illegal drugs can create a dangerous situation for everyone sharing the roadway.
Many times, the semi-truck driver has the accident due to erratic movements or because they were driving distracted or while fatigued. In these cases, attorneys working on behalf of their clients can obtain monetary recovery because they were able to prove to the claim's adjuster or jury that the trucker and trucking company failed to maintain a safe environment for everyone on the road.
Filing a Compensation Claim for a Truck Crash-Related Personal Injury
Any victim injured in an accident involving a semi-tractor-trailer, cargo van, or commercial vehicle can file a claim or lawsuit, seeking financial recovery from every party responsible for the incident. An attorney can resolve your case successfully by following complicated Illinois tort laws when filing for compensation with the claims adjuster or presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury. In nearly all circumstances, the victim will submit a claim for compensation or file a lawsuit against all responsible parties to ensure their case to settle through negotiation out of court or litigation in front of a judge.
Filing a truck accident claim for compensation ensures that the victim can receive economic recovery for their damages it, including:
- The cost of hospital expenses, medical treatment, and therapy
- Past, present and future earnings because of a permanent or temporary disability
- Rental expenses while your car or truck is under repair
- Damages including the loss of your passenger vehicle
- Emotional anguish and mental stress
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The dedicated attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have been successful in handling many truck accident cases for clients suffering injuries caused by large commercial trucks. Our strong legal team of dedicated attorneys will provide you immediate representation on your behalf and develop effective strategies to fight back against the trucking company hoping to dismiss their legal responsibility.
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